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Sam Ehlinger named semifinalist for Maxwell Award

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger is the first Longhorn to be named a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award since former quarterback Colt McCoy (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Lansdale

AUSTIN, Texas — For his strong performance through the first eight games of the season, Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger has been named a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award, which is given annually to the Collegiate Player of the Year.

Ehlinger is the first Longhorn to be named a semifinalist since Colt McCoy in 2009. McCoy went on to win the award that season, becoming the fourth Longhorn to win the award. Tommy Nobis (1965), Ricky Williams (1998) and Vince Young also won the Maxwell Award.

Ehlinger ranks